Turnbull must act on incarceration rates and support justice targets

The Labor Party is encouraged by reports today that the Prime Minister might finally overturn his government’s ridiculous opposition to implementing justice targets under the Closing the Gap framework.

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Statement - Story in the Australian Newspaper

Today’s story in The Australian newspaper is utterly false.

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New ABC Chairman Justin Milne

Labor congratulates Justin Milne on his appointment as the new Chairman of the ABC.Mr Milne is certainly qualified for the role given his extensive experience in, and knowledge of, the media industry.

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Labor strengthens Native Title protections

Labor will strengthen native title protections for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians when the Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreement) Bill returns to the Parliament.

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18C: Bolt says want Turnbull won't

Finally, we have an answer to the question of how much more racial hate speech will be allowed under the proposed changes to Section 18C, courtesy of Andrew Bolt – five times as much.

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Turnbull prepared to let racism rip to save his own job

In a test of the Prime Minister’s leadership - which he has failed miserably, Malcolm Turnbull is prepared to trade away protections for Australia’s multicultural communities in order to save his own skin.

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Brandis's diary - a victory for transparency


Turnbull's test on 18C

Today's cabinet meeting will be a major test for Prime Minister Turnbull - does he have the backbone to stand up for protections against racial hate speech?

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Time's up for Brandis on diary

It has been nearly three years since my office made a simple request for parts of Senator George Brandis’s diary.

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Devastating cuts to Community Legal Centres must be reversed

This week I will be visiting Community Legal Centres in three states to hear first-hand the devastating impact the government’s 30 per cent funding cuts will have on these vital services.

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